Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Postdoctoral research on Quantum Information and Thermodynamics

Exact correspondences between seemingly different concepts play an important role in all fields of physics. An example is the fluctuation-dissipation theorem, which states that linear response of a system to external driving force corresponds to system fluctuations and this initiated important developments. Owing to technological miniaturization, nowadays quantum systems can be probed and controlled to high accuracy. However, theoretical efforts to identify quantum phenomena in thermodynamics are stalled by the difficulty of defining basic quantum quantities, such as heat flow, entropy production, work, and temperature. Recently using quantum information techniques Nazarov and Ansari developed a new correspondence in physics to extend the fluctuation-dissipation theorem into the realm of quantum systems.

To further study and test this new correspondence the theory group of Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) at Peter Grünberg Institute in Germany is looking for highly motivated candidates to fill a postdoc position over the next few months.The project will be supervised by Dr. Ansari, and may involve collaborations with leading experimental groups.

Candidates with a PhD degree (or nearly graduating) in theoretical condensed matter physics or a related field can apply. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in background in quantum computation, condensed matter, statistical mechanics, and related topics, but strong candidates from other fields are encouraged to apply.

The application material should include:

• CV & transcripts
• names & emails of 3 referees

If interested, please submit your files to m.ansari@fz-juelich.de. Review of applications will start in September and will continue until the position is filled.
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